Family movies designed to appeal to a variety of age groups and, thus, families. Family films generally do not contain content that would be deemed unsuitable for children. Watch best family movies of all time!
#1 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980
The Adventure Continues...
Director: Irvin Kershner. Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, James Earl Jones, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Jeremy Bulloch, John Hollis, Jack Purvis, Des Webb.
Overview: The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.
Genres: Action, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 4m. Rated: PG.
#2 Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope 1977
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Director: George Lucas. Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Alec Guinness, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser, Roger Lloyd-Pack.
Overview: Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.
Genres: Action, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Countries: Tunisia, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG.
#3 It's a Wonderful Life 1946
It's a wonderful laugh! It's a wonderful love!
Director: Frank Capra. Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, Georgie Nokes, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson.
Overview: An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would had been like if he never existed.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Holiday. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: NR.
#4 Toy Story 3 2010
No toy gets left behind.
Director: Lee Unkrich. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris.
Overview: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: G.
#5 Spirited Away 2001
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara, Yumi Tamai, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Takashi Naitō, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tatsuya Gashûin, Yo Oizumi, Koba Hayashi, Tsunehiko Kamijô, Takehiko Ono, Akio Nakamura, Ken Yasuda.
Overview: A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 5m.
#6 Wall·E 2008
An adventure beyond the ordinar-E.
Director: Andrew Stanton. Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver, Kathy Najimy, Fred Willard.
Overview: WALL-E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, Wall-E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: G.
#7 Back to the Future 1985
He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born.
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, Harry Waters Jr..
Overview: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - returning to 1985.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: PG.
#8 The Kid 1921
6 reels of Joy.
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, Beulah Bains, Carl Miller, Henry Bergman, Kitty Bradbury, Nellie Bly Baker, F. Blinn, Frances Cochran, Frank Campeau, Bliss Chevalier, Elsie Codd, Jack Coogan Sr..
Overview: Considered one of Charlie Chaplin's best films, The Kid also made a star of little Jackie Coogan, who plays a boy cared for by The Tramp when he's abandoned by his mother, Edna. Later, Edna has a change of heart and aches to be reunited with her son. When she finds him and wrests him from The Tramp, it makes for what turns out be one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever included in a comedy.
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 8m. Rated: NR.
#9 Up 2009
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson. Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Josh Cooley, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Jeremy Leary, Elie Docter, Mickie McGowan, Danny Mann, Donald Fullilove, Jess Harnell, Jerome Ranft.
Overview: After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: PG.
#10 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983
The Empire Falls...
Director: Richard Marquand. Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Sebastian Shaw, David Prowse, Alec Guinness, Kenny Baker.
Overview: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger -- and dreaded --Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping Princess Leia as a slave girl.Now a master of the Force, Luke Skywalker rescues his friends, but he cannot become a true Jedi Knight until he wages his own crucial battle against Darth Vader, who has sworn to win Luke over to the Dark side of the Force.
Genres: Action, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 15m. Rated: PG.
#11 The Gold Rush 1925
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite.
Overview: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 22m. Rated: NR.
#12 The Wizard of Oz 1939
We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Directors: King Vidor, Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor, Victor Fleming. Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley Sr., Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Charles Becker, Meinhardt Raabe, Frank Morgan, Frank Morgan, Frank Morgan, Frank Morgan.
Overview: One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: G.
#13 Happy Days 1978
Director: Orhan Aksoy. Cast: Munir Ozkul, Adile Naşit, Şener Şen.
Overview: It is full of joy and kindness, it tells the life of great people, those who love each other with purity, those who share everything and those who care for each other. The music of the movie- which is cheerful when played fast and sorrowful when played gently- is perfect.. Just as perfect as those people in good old times and as the life they represent. The act is so natural that you either find yourself shed tears or laughing as loudly as you can. Every little detail is so fascinating. I do not know what more to say about this film, but it is certainly worth watching again, again and again.
Country: Turkey. Runtime: 1h 32m.
#14 The Lion King 1994
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life.
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Niketa Calame, Moira Kelly, Jeremy Irons, Rowan Atkinson.
Overview: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing -- even killing his own brother -- to get it.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: G.
#15 Toy Story 1995
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Jack Angel, Spencer Aste.
Overview: Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 21m. Rated: G.
#16 My Neighbor Totoro 1988
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Tanie Kitabayashi, Masashi Hirose, Yûko Maruyama, Shigeru Chiba, Toshiyuki Amagasa.
Overview: Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Family. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: PG.
#17 The Cameraman 1928
Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick. Cast: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey, Harry Gribbon, Ray Cooke, Vernon Dent, Harry Keaton, Louise Keaton, Bert Moorhouse, Edward Brophy, Richard Alexander, William Irving.
Overview: A photographer takes up newsreel shooting to impress a secretary.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 9m. Rated: PG.
#18 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
We’re lonely, so, let’s be lonely together.
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Robin Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliott, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant.
Overview: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it. So, he befriends the beast -- which he names Toothless -- much to the chagrin of his warrior father
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: PG.
#19 Finding Nemo 2003
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean, they're looking for one.
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich. Cast: Alexander Gould, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins, Barry Humphries, Bill Hunter, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: G.
#20 Ratatouille 2007
He's dying to become a chef.
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Ian Holm, Peter Sohn, Brian Dennehy, Brad Garrett, Peter O'Toole, John Ratzenberger, Jake Steinfeld, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar.
Overview: In one of Paris' finest restaurants, Remy, a determined young rat, dreams of becoming a renowned French chef. Torn between his family's wishes and his true calling. Remy and his pal Linguini set in motion a hilarious chain of events that turns the City of Lights upside down.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 50m. Rated: G.
#21 Castle in the Sky 1986
Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Minori Terada, Kotoe Hatsui, Fujio Tokita, Ichirô Nagai, Hiroshi Itoh, Machiko Washio, Takumi Kamiyama, Yoshito Yasuhara, Sukekiyo Kameyama, Eken Mine, Tarako, Reiko Suzuki, Masashi Sugawara.
Overview: The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, she makes her way to the ruins of the once-great civilization. Sheeta and Pazu must outwit the evil Muska, who plans to use Laputa's science to make himself ruler of the world.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction. Country: Japan. Runtime: 2h 4m.
#22 The Princess Bride 1987
It's as real as the feelings you feel.
Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Carol Kane, Mel Smith, Peter Cook, Margery Mason, Willy DeVille.
Overview: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 39m. Rated: PG.
#23 Children of Heaven 1999
Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi.
Overview: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: Iran. Runtime: 1h 29m.
#24 The Incredibles 2004
No gut, no glory
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Dominique Louis, Teddy Newton, Jean Sincere, Eli Fucile, Maeve Andrews, Wallace Shawn, Spencer Fox, Lou Romano, Wayne Canney, Sarah Vowell, Michael Bird.
Overview: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#25 The King and the Mockingbird 1980
Director: Paul Grimault. Cast: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières, Agnès Viala, Renaud Marx, Hubert Deschamps, Roger Blin, Philippe Derrez, Albert Médina, Claude Piéplu, Jacques Colombat.
Overview: The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XIV, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s attempts to shoot birds. One night, a portrait of the king comes to life and disposes of the real king, taking his place. The portrait king falls in love with a young shepherdess in another painting and intends to marry her. But, alas, the shepherdess has fallen in love with a chimneysweep and together they elope from the king’s palace. Enraged, the king sends his police to capture them and once they are within his power he forces the shepherdess to marry him. The mockingbird must use all his guile and courage to once more thwart the king and bring his evil reign to an end.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy. Country: France. Runtime: 1h 23m.
#26 The Diamond Arm 1968
Director: Leonid Gaidai. Cast: Yuri Nikulin, Nina Grebeshkova, Nonna Mordyukova, Anatoli Papanov, Andrey Mironov, Stanislav Chekan, Vladimir Gulyayev, Leonid Kanevsky, Roman Filippov, Svetlana Svetlichnaya, Igor Yasulovich, Nikolai Trofimov.
Overview: Semyon Gorbunkov goes on a cruise. In Istanbul, he slips and breaks his arm. What he didn't know is that this was a signal for a gang of smugglers (a real smuggler - Gena - was also on board the same ship).
Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Family. Country: Russian Federation. Runtime: 1h 40m.
#27 I Remember Mama 1948
Director: George Stevens. Cast: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn, Cedric Hardwicke, Edgar Bergen, Rudy Vallee.
Overview: The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.
Genres: Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 14m.
#28 Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession 1973
Director: Leonid Gayday . Cast: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Yuriy Yakovlev, Leonid Kuravlyov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Vladimir Etush, Savely Kramarov, Natalya Krachkovskaya, Natalya Seleznyova, Sergei Filippov, Natalya Kustinskaya, Larisa Eryomina.
Overview: Shurik Timofeev builds a working model of a time machine. By accident, Ivan Bunsha, an apartment complex manager, and George Miloslavsky, a petty burglar, are transferred to 16th century Moscow, while Tsar Ivan the Terrible goes into the year 1973.
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction. Country: Russia. Runtime: 1h 33m.
#29 A Christmas Story 1983
Peace. Harmony. Comfort and Joy... Maybe Next Year.
Director: Bob Clark. Cast: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R.D. Robb, Tedde Moore, Yano Anaya, Zack Ward, Jeff Gillen, Leslie Carlson.
Overview: A Christmas Story is a classic Christmas film about a young boy who wants an air rifle for Christmas yet his parents won't allow it saying “you’ll shoot your eye out.” The film illustrates the comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph in the winter in a small town in America in the 1940’s.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Holiday. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: PG.
#30 Our Hospitality 1923
Directors: John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton. Cast: Joe Roberts, Natalie Talmadge, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward, Monte Collins, Joe Keaton, Kitty Bradbury, Buster Keaton, Buster Keaton Jr..
Overview: Our Hospitality is a silent film from 1923, starring Buster Keaton. The film is about a family feud that begins a young mans journey…
Genres: Comedy, Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 14m.
#31 Beauty and the Beast 1991
The most beautiful love story ever told.
Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise. Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury.
Overview: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.
Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 24m. Rated: G.
#32 Monsters, Inc. 2001
We Scare Because We Care.
Directors: Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, Pete Docter. Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Steve Susskind, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Pidgeon, Samuel Lord Black, Jack Angel, Bob Bergen.
Overview: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#33 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993
A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.
Director: Henry Selick. Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey.
Overview: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.
Genres: Animation, Family, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 16m. Rated: PG.
#34 Toy Story 2 1999
The toys are back!
Director: John Lasseter. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, Wayne Knight, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Estelle Harris, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson.
Overview: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: G.
#35 The Circus 1928
Director: Charlie Chaplin. Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, John Rand, Steve Murphy.
Overview: Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.
Genres: Comedy, Family, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 11m. Rated: G.
#36 Hachi: A Dog's Tale 2009
Director: Lasse Hallström. Cast: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
Overview: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Genres: Drama, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 33m. Rated: G.
#37 Seven Chances 1925
Director: Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, T. Roy Barnes, Snitz Edwards, Ruth Dwyer, Frances Raymond, Erwin Connelly, Jules Cowles.
Overview: A man learns he will inherit a fortune if he marries -- by 7 p.m. today.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 56m.
#38 Whisper of the Heart 1995
Director: Yoshifumi Kondô. Cast: Yōko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Yorie Yamashita, Maiko Kayama, Yoshimi Nakajima, Minami Takayama, Mayumi Iizuka, Mai Chiba, Satoru Takahashi, Akiko Sakaguchi, Hiromi Yasuda.
Overview: Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: 'Seiji Amasawa'. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her 'Prince of Books'. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy Seiji aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji's grandfather
Genres: Animation, Drama, Family. Country: Japan. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: G.
#39 Shrek 2001
The greatest fairy tale never told.
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson. Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block.
Overview: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#40 Miracle on 34th Street 1947
Director: George Seaton. Cast: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood.
Overview: Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus while others question his sanity.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Holiday, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: NR.
#41 Steamboat Bill, Jr. 1928
Directors: Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton. Cast: Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire, Ernest Torrence.
Overview: The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father's crew.
Genres: Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 11m.
#42 Captains Courageous 1937
Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine, Oscar O'Shea.
Overview: Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#43 Jurassic Park 1993
An adventure 65 million years in the making.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, BD Wong, Wayne Knight, Gerald R. Molen, Miguel Sandoval, Cameron Thor, Christopher John Fields.
Overview: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 7m. Rated: PG-13.
#44 The Iron Giant 1999
It came from outer space!
Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman.
Overview: A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 26m. Rated: PG.
#45 Girl Shy 1924
Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, Carlton Griffin.
Overview: Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 20m. Rated: G.
#46 Pinchcliffe Grand Prix 1976
Director: Ivo Caprino. Cast: Frank Robert, Kari Simonsen, Toralv Maurstad, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Rolf Just Nilsen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Helge Reiss, Per Theodor Haugen, Wenche Foss, Henki Kolstad, Leif Juster.
Overview: 100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy Fazan, they build the car "Il Tempo Gigante" and the race of the decade is a fact.
Genre: Animation. Country: Norway. Runtime: 1h 28m.
#47 Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
Dig the life fantastic!
Director: Wes Anderson. Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe.
Overview: The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
Genres: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 27m. Rated: PG.
#48 How Green Was My Valley 1941
Millions Have Read This Great Novel... Millions more will see an even greater picture!
Director: John Ford. Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Roddy McDowall, John Loder, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Patric Knowles, Morton Lowry, Arthur Shields, Ann Todd, Frederick Worlock, Richard Fraser, Evan S. Connell.
Overview: At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 58m.
#49 Gol Maal 1979
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Cast: Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt, Bindiya Goswami, Deven Verma, Dina Pathak, Shubha Khote, Manju Singh, David Abraham.
Overview: Ramprasad a recent college graduate who finds a job with a finicky man, Bhavani Shankar, who believes that a man without a mustache is a man without a character. When Ramprasad is caught by his boss at a soccer match, he has to invent a twin brother, the clean-shaven Laxman Prasad, to save his job, things take a whacky turn.A fake mother and a hilarious chase are enjoyable features in this comedy.
Genres: Comedy, Eastern, Foreign. Country: India. Runtime: 2h 24m.
#50 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.
Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Erika Eleniak, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell, K. C. Martel, David M. O'Dell, Richard Swingler, Frank Toth, Robert Barton, Michael Darrell, David Berkson.
Overview: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.
Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: PG.
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